Day 1: Arrival Cairo
You will be met on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Cairo
The tour starts with Valley of Memphis, the once resplendent capital of the old kingdom. Here we see the statue of Ramses II, Saqqara and the Step Pyramid of Zoser, one of the world oldest stone structures. This afternoon, embark on an exploration of the Giza Pyramids.
Cruise on the Nile
Day 3: Aswan
A short flight to Aswan. Transfer to cruise ship for check-in and lunch. Afterwards, a boat ride to Philae Temple then Aswan modern High Dam.
Dinner on ship and overnight in Aswan.
Day 4: Aswan-Abu Simbel-Aswan
Visit the twin temples of Ramses ll and his Queen Nefertari (XIX Dynasty) with their facades of colossal statues, on the shores of Lake Nasser (The Great and Small temples).
Day 5:Kom Ombo-Edfu
Sail to Kom Ombo and visit Temple of Kom Ombo. Sail to Edfu. Lunch on board. Visit Temple of Edfu. Dinner on board. Sail to Luxor.
Day 6: Luxor West Bank
The visit includes Valley of the Queens with entrance to the well-preserved tomb of Nefertari; the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Valley of the Kings & Colossi of Memnon.
Day 7: Luxor – Excursion to Dendera Complex & Karnak
Visit the Dendera temple Complex. The main temple of
the complex is Hathor Temple, one of the most beautiful and colorful temples in Egypt.
Visit the Temple of Karnak Complex (East Bank) whose ancient name means the most perfect of places; and graceful Luxor Temple; 3-4 hr tour. Enjoy Luxor Temple at sunset and when it gets lit up.
Day 8: Luxor Full Day Tour
Visit Ramsueum, Valley of Nobels, Temple at Medinet Habu & Dier El Madina.
Day 9: Cairo
Upon arrival, a 30 min drive to visit the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.
Lunch at a local restaurant. Then enjoy some time to stroll and shop in the medieval maze of Khan El Khalili Bazar. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 10: Cairo
Visit to Coptic Cairo: the Coptic St. Sergius and Bacchus Church and Hanging Church. The ancient Synagogue of Ben Ezra is closed for renovations
Visit the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square then lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards, we will visit the Citadel of Saladdin overlooking the whole city of old Cairo and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha then visit Sultan Hassan Mosque.
Day 11: Amman-Jordan
Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 12: Amman
This day is dedicated to experiencing the spirit of the Jordanian culture and life. Our tour of the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom will take us to the museums, the Citadel, the amphitheater, the souks (markets) and the modern part of town.
Day 13: Umm Qais, Ajlun, Jerash
We start with a two hour drive north to Umm Qais, a site near the ancient town of Gadara, located where the borders of Jordan, Israel and Syria meet. Afterwards, we proceed (1.5 hrs drive) to the Saracen castle at Ajloun. Next, we drive 1.5 hours to Jerash. First, we enjoy lunch at the Lebanese House and after lunch, we embark on a two hour visit of the city, the best preserved example of Roman civilization.
Day 14: Mount Nebo, Madaba, Wadi Mujib, Dead Sea
We will stop first at Mount Nebo where Moses viewed the
Promised Land and is said to be buried. Afterwards, we stop at the new La Soria Museum and then a full tour in Madaba followed by lunch at Haret Jedoudnah. After lunch, we continue our journey to the dramatic canyon of Wadi Mujib. Continue to the Dead Sea, stopping at the Dead Sea Panorama Complex/Museum en-route.
Day 15: Excursion to Bethany – the lowest place on earth!
We begin our day with a visit to Bethany Beyond the
Jordan. We’ll return to the resort and you will spend the rest of the day at leisure to float in the Sea, pamper
yourself at the spa or learn more about the Dead Sea by visiting the impressive Dead Sea Museum.
Day 16: Dead Sea - Shobak - Petra
On the way to Petra, we stop for lunch and then to tour the Shobak Castle. At 8 pm we depart for the marvelous Petra by Night tour to experience the site in her candle-lit aura.
Day 17: Petra
We meet our guide for a full day tour of The Hidden Nabatean city Petra, that still forms part of the domain of the Bedouin, and you will see them with their horses and camels as you begin your unforgettable trip into this cultural landmark. We’ll have lunch at the Basin Restaurant in the heart of Petra surrounded by its glory and mountains. Then we return by walking or horse cart ride back to the exit.
Day 18: Wadi-Rum-Amman-Depart
Check out of the hotel and depart at 9 am for an exploration of the magnificent desert moonscapes of Wadi
Rum, a stupendous, timeless place virtually untouched by humanity and its destructive forces. The weather and winds have carved imposing, striking eerie landscape.
Transfer to Amman Airport hotel to depart.